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Why some people can tolerate the world's hottest pepper

Why some people can tolerate the world’s hottest pepper

Genetic and socio-cultural factors chip in to protect us from the burn — well some of us

By | Posted December 19, 2016

Not just a dream

Not just a dream

Space hibernation could make long-haul space travel cheaper and safer

By | Posted December 14, 2016

Why do allergies make our eyes swell?

Why do allergies make our eyes swell?

(Since “why, God, why!” is rhetorical)

By | Posted May 30, 2016

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

Why does whiskey feel like it burns?

The science behind alcohol’s heat

By | Posted April 27, 2016

Making Pi

Making Pi

How a computer program calculated 13 trillion digits of pi

By | Posted March 14, 2016

What does a cow need all those stomachs for anyway?

What does a cow need all those stomachs for anyway?

The cow’s quirky digestive system powers the animal kingdom

By | Posted February 29, 2016

human eye

Your eyes are subatomic particle detectors

How your body turns light into electricity, and then into images

By | Posted February 24, 2016

The smell of death

The smell of death

Mixing ordinary odors to create death’s perfume

By | Posted February 21, 2016

What is CRISPR, anyway?

What is CRISPR, anyway?

Something primordial is shaping the future of biology

By | Posted February 14, 2016

VIDEO: The sword in the stomach

VIDEO: The sword in the stomach

The ancient art of sword swallowing requires an extreme level of bodily control

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